• Books,  Findings

    Curated Shelves and the Sex Appeal of Books

    In the past, I have bemoaned the mounting popularity of the e-reader only to admit that the rising price of books, cost of printing and the long required reading lists for school pushed me to begin using an iPad. I walked around in shame that, as a self-identified bibliophile, I used an e-reader. Nothing made me happier than buying a new (tangible)  book, throwing it in my purse and reading it out in the world. I never viewed this as a bragging act or an attempt to gain certain status in the eyes of others, but Mireille Silcoff’s article for the the New York Times Magazine has me wondering about my intentions.

  • Books,  Findings

    Kindles and iPads and Nooks and Books….Oh my!

    Over the last year or so it seems that every technology company and bookstore has come out with it’s own electronic reading device.  First there was the Kindle, touting its eye-friendly screen (honestly it is).  Then there was the iPad and it’s ability to work like a mini-computer  (at least that’s how it worked in my house). Amazon returned Apple’s serve by throwing in WiFi, making the Kindle smaller, and adding other new features.  Did Amazon succeed?  I wouldn’t know.